The Jungle Boy is pretty much the LEGO equivalent of Tarzan. He has fairly long brown hair and has a single-sided face with a big smile probably because he caught a monkey. For the torso, he’s pretty muscular and is wearing a bone necklace. His legs are printed with a brown cloth piece. His accessories include a monkey and two knives. To find the Jungle Boy in the packs, feel for the monkey and the knives which are attached together.
LEGO has explained on their blog how the LEGO CUUSOO Review works. Sets that have reached the required 10000 supporters are now review quarterly in the months of March, June, September, and December by the LEGO Jury. The “Jury” is made up of many different members including the LEGO CUUSOO project team, model designer, graphic designer, and a few people from management just to name a few.
After a set has reached the review stage, there are four phases that it goes through: Brand Fit Analysis, Business Case Development and License Agreements, Model Design, and Final Review. LEGO states there are no definite timeframes because some sets are easier to review and get everything together faster than others.
In the first phase, the Brand Fit Analysis determines if a set is appropriate for LEGO and their customers. This usually takes around 2 weeks or so. If projects do not pass this stage, then it will not be looked at any further. Examples of projects that are rejected in this phase are The Winchester and Firefly Serenity.
In the Business Case Development and License Agreements phase, the Jury determines if the project is feasible financially for the company. They also get the appropriate licenses for the sets. Because this takes a while to obtain, it may take months before this phase is completed.
For the Model Design phase, the LEGO designers creates models similar to the LEGO CUUSOO project that are in review. Here LEGO considers the playability factor or “Play Promise” for the set to their customers. This phase goes on at the same time as the Business Case Development and lasts about 3-4 weeks.
During the final review, when the previous phases have been completed, LEGO reviews the projects and make a final decision on whether they will produce it or not. Shortly after, they will make the official announcement.
LEGO has done a fantastic explanation of how the whole process goes after a project has reached the required 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO.
The Aztec Warrior is highly detailed and is one that many collectors look for to build their army of Aztec civilization. He has a green painted face and wears a large helmet that is shaped like an eagle. There is a printed necklace on the torso that has feathers as well as a shrunken head. He also has red pants with some detailing. His accessories include a gold spear as well as a printed shield. To find the Aztec Warrior, try to feel for the eagle helmet in conjunction with the spear and shield. Don’t confuse the helmet with the Galaxy Patrol’s armor.
If you have been waiting for the new LEGO Lord of the Rings sets, they are now available for sale from LEGO [email protected] Remember that from May 16-31, you can get a FREE exclusive Hulk minifigure with any order of $50 or more. As an added bonus, purchase any Lord of the Rings set through May 31st and get a FREE limited edition Frodo poster shown below. It features Frodo holding The One Ring with the famous tagline “One Ring To Rule Them All.” I’m looking forward to getting my hand on these sets and reviewing them in the near future.
Gandalf Arrives (9469)
Join Gandalf the Grey as he travels to the Shire to celebrate the 111th birthday of his old friend Bilbo Baggins and relive the opening scene of The Fellowship of the Ring! As Gandalf makes his way through the Shire on his horse and cart, he meets an excited young hobbit, Frodo Baggins. This is where the legendary adventure of The Lord of the Rings begins!
Shelob Attacks (9470)
Plotting to reclaim The One Ring, Gollum lures Frodo into the lair of the ancient giant spider, Shelob. Will Shelob cast her web and capture poor Frodo or can Frodo’s brave hobbit friend Samwise Gamgee use the Elven sword Sting and rescue him in time? You decide!
Uruk-hai Army (9471)
Under attack by the evil Uruk-hai Army, the ancient fortress at Helm’s Deep is the last refuge for the people of Rohan! As the Uruk-hai draw near, they fire hooks from the armored hook shooter and try to scale the fortress walls. Can Éomer and the Rohan soldier hold back the Uruk-hai and save the day?
The Orc Forge (9476)
The Uruk-hai army is growing! Grown in the smoldering depths of Isengard, the Uruk-hai and their general, Lurtz, pull one new Uruk-hai after the other from the ground. Use the winch and slide the metal into the smelting pot to make weapons for the growing army. Dig out the Uruk-hai from the ground. There’s no rest when there’s a dark army to build!
Attack on Weathertop (9472)
Resting in the ancient fortress ruins of Weathertop, Aragorn, Frodo and Merry are suddenly attacked by the Ringwraiths, the evil servants of Sauron! Will the Ringwraiths take The One Ring from Frodo or can Aragorn stop the evil Ringwraiths in time?
The Mines of Moria (9473)
On their epic journey across the lands of Middle-earth, the heroic Fellowship of the Ring travels through the abandoned Mines of Moria. Pursued by the evil Moria orcs and a giant Cave Troll, Pippin, Boromir, Gimli and Legolas make a stand in Balin’s Tomb. Can the heroes hold back the evil horde and make it out of the mine unhurt?
The Battle of Helm’s Deep (9474)
The walled fortress at Helm’s Deep is under attack by the mighty Uruk-hai army. The forces of men, elves, and a dwarf must do everything they can to stop them from breaching the fortress walls. Can they prevent the Berserker Uruk-hai planting the bomb and blowing up the wall? Will they stop the enemy climbing up the siege ladders?
During May the 4th, I managed to pick up the brand new LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 (10225) from [email protected] LEGO also had a promotion where if you purchased $75 worth of Star Wars set you also get a TC-14 minifigure and also a Limited Edition R2-D2 poster. The R2-D2 set contains 2127 pieces and retails for $179.99, which is $0.08/piece. The box itself is pretty large and has some many nice pictures of him on all sides. Inside the box, it has 15 numbered bags, 3 instruction booklets, and 1 sticker for the plaque.
The Grandma Visitor minifigure is obviously Little Red Riding Hood. LEGO probably couldn’t call her that maybe because of licensing. Other than the name, everything else about her screams Little Red Riding Hood. She has a red color scheme throughout the figure. The hood is solid red which is probably the first time we’ve seen it in red. Her cape is also solid red but this one is a little smaller than the ones I’ve seen before. Since, she is a little girl, she gets the solid red legs. For Grandma Visitor’s accessory, she get a basket which is a bendy rubber piece to bring over to Grandma. You can also store a piece of food (not included) assuming that it’s small enough to fit. To search for this minifig, the short legs are a dead giveaway as she is the only one to have those legs in Series 7.
Another minifigure in Series 7 that I really like is the Evil Knight. This is another minifig where you would want an army of. When you first see him, you’ll notice he is mostly in black armor which comes off. The torso does not have any printing but the legs do. The knight can’t be a knight without his sword, which is a dark gray color. Another thing you’ll notice is his shield which has a boar emblem. The eyes on the knight are red which gives him a possessed kind of look. The Evil Knight fits in with the Kingdom sets very well and is one that you should definitely pick up. To feel for this minifig in the packets, the shield is a very easy indicator along with the sword.